LA County's COVID Hospitalizations Surge Past 900
July 6, 2022 - The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals has surged past 900 after rising by nearly 100 people since Saturday, according to the latest state data released today.
There are 920 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals, with 89 of those being treated in intensive care. The county's hospitalization total had dropped as low as 209 in April but has been steadily increasing since then as the rate of transmission has grown.
Health officials have said that many of those patients entered the hospital for other reasons before testing positive for COVID, but they still place an added burden on hospital staff as they require special care.
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